Hell In A Bucket-> Sugaree, Minglewood Blues, Friend Of The Devil, Mama Tried-> Big River, Loser Iko Iko, Looks Like Rain, Gimme Some Lovin'-> Jam*-> Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> One More Saturday Night-> Good Lovin'-> One More Saturday Night, E: Black Muddy River
SBD > MC > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN; EAC/SHN by Darryl Hinko
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February 13, 2015 Subject:
not worth the bother
frankly, so much that is worth the bother, boys didn't bring it on this night
they left it at home
February 28, 2014 Subject:
Low energy but well played
Worth a listen but nothing really stands out. Far from a bad show, I'd label it as well played but extra laid back
February 13, 2013 Subject:
Great quality and well-played by the band, but the sets are fairly typical of the late '80's.
February 13, 2011 Subject:
WOW over 7 thousand D/Ls and 4 reviews?
I will never ceased to be amazed at how critical we can be of this shows. It has a great sound Iko Iko reminds me of a steam train gathering speed as it rolls...smooth. Jerry guitar work makes me smile almost every time and that Hammond B-3 sound cannot be beat... enjoy this for what it is...another show by the greatest band ever...not bad...not great...but another night with the good ol'Grateful Dead.
February 1, 2008 Subject:
Nice to hear this one...
We were really zoooming at this show so my memories are a bit vague, but I do remember the Sugaree as particularly fine. Must have been the ros..., er I mean, mush.....oh, well you know what I'm trying to say.
August 9, 2007 Subject:
Nothing great, nothing awful. Seemed short to me as I listened to it...although I did skip the Drums>Space. Decent sound.
For once, I completely agree with jboy, and maybe I'm even being a bit more critical than he.
November 4, 2005 Subject:
For the most part, feels like a Dress Rehearsal
Since I have a tendency Not to review NYE runs, (more 'mellow' SF shows are Not my idea of a goodtime), I'm jumping right into '88. For those who have followed '87's journey, this adventure is scheduled to go into Fall '91 when I'll move onto another era that's less depressing.
1st Set: Well, was it not an appropriate night for "Cold?" "Hell" ain't such a bad place to be, but it doesn't taste exactly fresh. Must increase Jerry's wattage on his finely timed solos. A good groove (thank you, rhythm-those rarely discussed) helps introduce an up and down "Sugaree." Subdued boards make Jerry and Phil making "Minglewood" interesting. Well, that is, til Bobby gets ahold of his slide. 'T for 'Oakland' sounds corporate.' "FOTD" works out ok. "Mama's" a decent casual shuffle where "River" just feels lazy and easily contented. "Loser" is affecting and sufficinetly wounded, but is it really set closer material?
2nd Set: "Iko" gets chuggier as it steams down the tracks. "LLR" builds itself into a capable machine. The musicians and the audience have a rare moment of unexpected cohesion when their "We Want Phil" chants correspond well with the incoming "Gimme." A curiously listless performance unspools itself into a "Jam." "Drums/Space" are sufficiently there but not particularly memorable. An unsettling quiet hovers over allowing for a consistent haunted mood as we enter "TOO." Brent's special vocal effects and mic distortions both enhance and distract from a dynamic if not stampeding version. "Wharf" is standard. At first they're veering into "Saturday," but end up with "Good Lovin" instead. Yea, they don't finish it and do "Saturday" as well. It's fine.
Someone's really pumped to hear "Black Muddy." Jerry's voice defines 'blah.'
2 1/2 stars
October 28, 2005 Subject:
This is a great show, Jerry is on and the whole band is really in full swing. I especially loved the Black Muddy River. Sound quality is right on as one would expect from an SBD.
April 19, 2005 Subject:
great show from this era
good sound board quality jerry is on this show